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"Monument to a thwarted prince..."

This equestrian statue of Don Pedro IV, standing in the Praca de Liberdade at the foot of Avenida dos Aliados, honors the memory of the tragic heir to the Portuguese throne of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Ashkelon, Israel
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Ashkelon, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This equestrian statue of Don Pedro IV, standing in the Praca de Liberdade at the foot of Avenida dos Aliados, honors the memory of the tragic heir to the Portuguese throne of Alfonso IV -- his son, Dom Pedro IV (1320-1367). His short life was marred by his disastrous relationship with his father, following his less-than-orthodox marital behavior and attendant... More 

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St. Paul's Bay, Malta
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From there you caN either walk to the left, from the street, entering from 31st January, there is an uphill, with castle and church from which you can see the sea, or you turn to the right and continue walking up to a church, behind it is a tower, from its roof, you can see a nice view of the... More 

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Galway
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent a week in Porto, and follow the wandering theory of sightseeing - lets turn left and see what's down there. Suffice to say we came across Dom Pedro nearly every day, somehow! Some cafes and restuarants on the pavements in the area - not as overpriced as you might think. A fabulous guy playing a saxaphone for a... More 

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Porto, Portugal
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not much to see here, unless you are a history buff. The monument is not impressive at all. However, it is located in one of the city's most central avenues/squares, so it won't hurt to pay it a short visit.

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Fairfax, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

Apparently the initial architecture plan was for the Portuguese to build the equivalent of a mall similar to the Champs Elysee in Paris but they had to settle for a short length between the two ends because of a nunnery that lay in the path and could not be destroyed until the last nun passed on. So the length became... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

Take a walk through the shops and restaurants and head toward the cruise ship area of Porto on the harbor. There you will find a beautiful, beautiful square/plaza highlighted by the monument to Dom Pedro IV. The surrounding buildings are historic in that their architecture is wonderful. I didn't know anything about Dom Pedro, but the views from the monument... More 

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Västerbotten
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

A statue that´s in the middle of a sqaure overlooking the town hall. A place to pass by and take some pictures.

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

It is a statue as there are many across Europe. Does it deserve a special mention? I am not sure but it will be hard to miss when walking around city centre.

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Perth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 224 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016

Stands at the bottom of Avenue Aliados it has it fair share of admirers. It is on the larger sized scale of statues, so worthy of a photograph, if passing.

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Porto, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

d pedro was the older son of king joao VI. He become the first emperor of brasil and have married with a austrian princess. later he come to portugal to fight agaist is brother miguel. he won the civil war. afther death is body is send to brasil but his heart stay in porto by his wish. one of the... More 

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